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John Hoffmire: Closing gap between indigenous and others in Australia

For one of the first times, there appears to be a real desire to engage.

John Hoffmire: Gemini Investors creates thousands of jobs by investing in small businesses

A small business investment company has to follow several rules in order to maximize successful outcomes for as many stakeholder groups as possible. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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My view: Rebuttal to article concerning the practice of animal sacrifice

I believe Mr. Johnston has been misinformed about our practice of animal sacrifice. His use of adjectives like “stark” and “brutal” reflect a negative, judgmental tone. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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On Second Thought: Today, April 18, is tax day

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Today, April 18, is tax day. It used to be on April 15. Apparently, inflation is rampant everywhere. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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George F. Will: Histories that shouldn't be kept secret

Secrets are property, and covetous, acquisitive government bureaucracies hoard them from rival bureaucracies, thereby making government even more foolish than it naturally tends to be because it... Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: Clintonism, RIP

You know Bill Clinton still believes his crime bill was justified. One cannot definitively prove causality, but it certainly contributed to one of the most radical declines in crime ever recorded... Read more »

April 17, 2016

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Drew Clark: Utah Republicans continue to provide a responsible example to the nation

Can the anger-filled movement inspired by the Boston revolt eventually mature into a Philadelphia vision of constructive constitutionalism? It must. Read more »

April 17, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Prohibiting travel, superdelegates and the race for governor

The historical precedent in this country is that parties can choose a president through whatever means they choose. Superdelegates are either elected officials, or party bigwigs chosen by delegates. Read more »

April 17, 2016

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'Get the government out of it'

The people of Utah have a choice in the coming election for governor. We need to recalibrate our state government to point true north: toward lightweight, low-cost conservatism. Read more »

April 17, 2016

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A victory for middle and low-income Utahns

Economic freedom and personal freedom run hand in hand. In order to enjoy our personal freedom, Americans need access to credit as individuals, on behalf of their families, and in their businesses. Read more »

April 17, 2016

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Where do we put the homeless?

New homeless shelters will be built in Utah and the public should participate in the decision. Read more »

April 17, 2016

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John Florez: Deregulate public education

This year the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) tracked 163 education bills, with 90 becoming law; and this was a short legislative session. Many resources are consumed responding to the... Read more »

April 16, 2016

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My view: How to market to ad-blocking millennials

Up until now, sites have mostly implemented rigid tactics in an attempt to fire back against ad-blockers, but to no marketer’s surprise, these attempts have been mostly unsuccessful. Read more »

April 16, 2016

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Natalie Gochnour: Crossroads of the West stands strong

A hallmark of the governor’s economic summit is a mindset toward the future. As a speaker at the summit I will present several trends for attendees to contemplate as we plan for a prosperous... Read more »

April 15, 2016

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My view: A tax day that's even worse for Utah

Tax Freedom Day keeps getting pushed back mainly because the federal government keeps taking more of our money. This year, Washington, D.C., is expected to rake in a record-breaking $3.36 trillion... Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Greg Bell: One nice guy who finished first

I'm fascinated by this phenomenon of why a few people like Ron Jibson rise above the average to serve with unique excellence and distinction. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Jay Evensen: What if we made everyone's tax returns public?

Maybe if we could see everyone’s returns, the complexity and unfairness of the system would be so apparent we would clamor for real reform. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: Trumpanomics: fantasies over facts

Trump told Washington Post reporters Robert Costa and Bob Woodward that he could eliminate the $19 trillion federal debt over "a period of eight years." He won't, even if he wins in a landslide. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Michael Gerson: Hillary Clinton's antiseptic campaign

This outpouring of support for Bernie Sanders has come for a candidate who has all but lost. At least in this universe. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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My view: $53 million should be used to build up rural Utah, not give it false hope

We strongly believe this $53 million can be much better used investing in a very different future for Utah. Put the money toward fomenting a transition from an old source of energy to a new one,... Read more »

April 14, 2016

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John Hoffmire: Regulators must control irresponsible lending of online payday financial companies

This type of lending is infinitely more abusive of those who can least afford it and are often those already marginalized in society. Many consumers are not going to understand the problems likely... Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Richard Davis: Is Cruz really the Trump alternative?

Many voters, particularly socially conservatives, confuse stances on moral issues with personal morality. Just because a candidate, say, opposes gay marriage or abortion does not make that person... Read more »

April 13, 2016

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My view: A democratic republic? Trump and the reign of quantity

The rise of political parties among the Founders themselves, but contrary to their founding intention, was the first sign of the fragility of the idea of pairing the republican ideal with the... Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Michael Gerson: Trump can be left of Harry Reid and right of Mike Huckabee on policy issues

Trump ended up hurting the pro-life cause by reviving a stereotype of harshness. And it is part of a pattern. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Can you remove an elected official for health reasons?

Only Gary Ott, his physician and others close to him know the real extent of his condition, or whether he has dementia. As long as his office workers record things properly, taxpayers may have to... Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Kathleen Parker: The people's race

Sad but true: What's bad for the republic is good for cartoonists and columnists. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Here's how witnessing violence harms children’s mental health

Exposure to violence in everyday life has a significant impact on children’s mental health. Children who report high levels of exposure to violence (either as witness or victim) report the... Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Arthur Cyr: The nuclear genie and averting Armageddon

President Barack Obama has consistently urged cuts in nuclear weapons. He made the point in Prague in the Czech Republic in April 2009, and advocated abolition of nuclear weapons in a Berlin speech... Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: The coming train wreck

The question for Trump has always been how far he could reach beyond his solid core. His problem is that those who reject him are equally immovable. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Bernie Sanders last week said Hillary Clinton was not qualified to be president. He was responding to Clinton, who had said the same about him. Ted Cruz was... Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Protecting Utah's forested watersheds

We are at risk of losing the clean water that comes from them. Many do not realize the relationship between forests and water. Today, 65 percent of the public water supply in the Western United... Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Lee Benson: Finally, a chance to say 'you're welcome'

After years of being neglected, Utah's Vietnam vets get books, a documentary, and a warm welcome home. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Drew Clark: The communication needs of rural America cannot be neglected

When it comes to rural telecommunications, the news is both good and bad. Broadband Internet services enable a revival of jobs and cultural opportunities for rural residents — but the... Read more »

April 10, 2016

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My View: Medicare meddling could prove devastating for men

Despite the fact that Part D has cost 45 percent less than expected, some in Washington think the program needs to be changed. Their concerns center on the price negotiations between private... Read more »

April 10, 2016

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My View: Keep companies in the business of health care

Employers have provided quality health coverage to American workers and their families for decades. Our leaders should work to preserve this time-tested system. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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My view: Transparency in medicine isn't a one-way street

The transparent truth is that the prices patients actually pay aren't set by drug manufacturers — they're determined by pharmacy benefit managers, insurers, hospitals and pharmacies. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Pat Jones: Teachers carry more than their fair share of the burden of underfunded schools

Utah has some of the largest class sizes in the nation, lowest teacher compensation, lowest per-pupil funding, etc., due to an aversion to properly fund public schools. Many talented teachers have... Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: A contested GOP convention and Utah candidates

Not since the 1976 Republican convention has our state enjoyed such an impact on the nomination process. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: Solving the productivity mystery

In a broad sense, the election is about reviving productivity growth, which would automatically ease our economic problems. Read more »

April 9, 2016

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Michael Gerson: The 2016 election's nasty spirit

What is different this time is that the challenge to manners is coming from the right — not the "free speech movement" but from brushfire populism. Read more »

April 9, 2016

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John Florez: Education vision is DOA

The effort to overturn Gov. Gary Herbert's veto of "vendor legislation" reflects a rudderless state public education system. Read more »

April 9, 2016

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Arthur Cyr: Slowly but surely, law and justice bring stability to the Balkans

By definition, the rule of law applies uniform standards to all parties and puts weight of proof on the prosecution. The process can be slow and frustrating, as in the Balkan war cases, but... Read more »

April 9, 2016

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My view: Just another unfair tax by the IRS on Utah small businesses

The IRS interpretation of the Affordable Care Act has dealt a devastating blow to the small business community by virtually eliminating the use of a traditionally used health care tool for millions... Read more »

April 8, 2016

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A. Scott Anderson: Why Salt Lake's fortunuate to have both basketball and symphonies

An analysis of the 63 cities surveyed clearly indicates that cities with both an NBA franchise and a 52-week symphony enjoy significantly better cap rates than other locations. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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My view: Feds should establish a schedule for raising interest rates

Despite the recent recovery in stock prices, investors remain jittery because foreign economies remain weak, and central banks in Europe, Asia and elsewhere are running out of bullets to combat... Read more »

April 8, 2016

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My view: Utah's forfeiture laws have checks and balances to ensure there's no abuse

The state law further states that an innocent owner's interest in seized property may not be forfeited, contrary to what the referenced article stated. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Utah Legislature's pornography resolution was ahead of the curve

Given the evidence we have about how watching porn changes behavior, desensitizes and dehumanizes, it’s high time everyone started demanding answers. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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My view: Unfair practices at the Salt Lake County Spelling Bee

The Salt Lake County Spelling Bee this year did not go according to tradition. The new format they used was unfair to the students who participated. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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My view: State Board of Education does serve a useful purpose

As designated in the state Constitution, the Utah State Board of Education oversees the “general control and supervision of public education.” Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: The lessons from losing

Losing stings. There is no way around it. And the more you care, the more it hurts. Should we be less willing to emotionally invest — in a team, in a cause, in an idea, in a campaign... Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Utah GOP wants to keep online voting, despite worries

The hope is that online voting won’t be any more vulnerable than other voting methods. GOP Chairman James Evans thinks that can be so; others disagree. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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